WHS Sports: Wrestlers Enjoying Successful Season, Runner Wins at Coaches Meet

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Watertown High School’s wrestling team has had a renaissance this season, winning 19 meets and counting.

Coach Kevin Russo’s team fell to Wakefield Wednesday night in a battle of two top Middlesex League teams. The Raiders still boast a 19-7 record.

Sammy Leitner has had much success, going 5-0 in matches in two recent quad-meets, and Connor Walsh went 5-0 over the same two meets.

The Raiders have one more home meet, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 when they host Georgetown and Ipswich. Sectionals will be held on Feb. 11.

See more about the WHS wrestlers including a video in this Wicked Local article.

Runner Wins at Coaches Invitational

Watertown junior Emily Koufos won the mile run at the recent Coaches Invitational.

Watertown junior runner Emily Koufos, who had a successful cross country season, took home a victory at last weekend’s MSTCA Coaches Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Koufos won the mile run by more than three seconds, finishing in 5:16.05. Teammate Elizabeth Powderly finished 15th in the race.

Watertown sophomore Mange Caman took seventh place in the boys 300 meter dash with a time of 37.21.

Also at the meet, the boys 4 x 200 relay finished seventh and the girls 4 x 800 relay finished 10th.

2 Attending Girls in Sports Celebration

Two WHS students will attend the Massachusetts Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day on Friday, Feb. 3 at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Janaki Thangaraj (cross country, indoor track, outdoor track) and Stella Varnum (soccer, indoor track, outdoor track) will join female athletes from around the state

The feature speaker at the event will be Genevra “Gevvie” Stone, an Olympic Silver Medalist in the single sculls rowing at the Rio Olympics. She trains on the Charles River and attends medical school at Tufts.


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